OHSU resumes COVID-19 testing at Expo Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) , Community
EXPO drive-up COVID-19 testing
EXPO drive-up COVID-19 testing
EXPO drive-up COVID-19 testing: a sign board sits in a parking lot near a line of cars
Oregon Health & Science University will reestablish low-barrier, drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Portland Expo Center beginning Tuesday, Feb. 23. (OHSU)

Oregon Health & Science University will reestablish COVID-19 testing at the Portland Expo Center.

The site had moved to an indoor parking structure at the Oregon Convention Center to provide a drive-through testing opportunity during rainy and cold weather. However, that site was suspended in January to accommodate a community mass vaccination site jointly operated by OHSU, Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente and Providence.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 23, OHSU is reestablishing its low-barrier drive-through testing site in the Expo Center parking lot:

The first two hours are reserved for patients of OHSU Health, including Hillsboro Medical Center and Portland Adventist Health, household members of OHSU employees and first responders.

The site is one of two low-barrier COVID-19 community testing locations operated by OHSU Health, with the other operating during the same hours in a parking lot near Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 N.E. Century Blvd. The Hillsboro site also provides COVID-19 vaccinations on the weekends by appointment for eligible groups, in addition to community vaccination sites at the convention center and in the Red Economy Parking Lot at Portland International Airport.

The Expo Center site is not currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations, but may do so in the coming months as the availability of vaccine increases in Oregon.

Who can get tested?

Note: If you are a Kaiser, Legacy or Providence patient, you will be directed to those health care systems.

OHSU’s testing criteria follow Oregon Health Authority and CDC recommendations. Guidelines may change at any time based on updated recommendations.

Erik Robinson
Senior Media Relations Specialist